Monday, September 19, 2011

Never the Hope Itself: Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti...Review & Giveaway!


You all know how much I love a good read.  I just finished up something wonderful....Never the Hope Itself:  Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti is a book that touched me and that will stay with me for a long time.  Here is the scoop...

A former NPR correspondent takes you into his own ghost-filled life as he reports on a region in turmoil. Gerry Hadden was training to become a Buddhist monk when opportunity came knocking: the offer of a dream job as NPR’s correspondent for Latin America. Arriving in Mexico in 2000 during the nation’s first democratic transition of power, he witnesses both hope and uncertainty. But after 9/11, he finds himself documenting overlooked yet extraordinary events in a forgotten political landscape. As he reports on Colombia’s drug wars, Guatemala’s deleterious emigration, and Haiti’s bloody rebellion, Hadden must also make a home for himself in Mexico City, coming to terms with its ghosts and chasing down the love of his life, in a riveting narrative that reveals the human heart at the center of international affairs. 



Obviously this book is not a light read.  Gerry Hadden lives an amazing life and I felt like I was right along for the journey during this book.  I simply can't imagine witnessing the things he has.  Such dangerous and heart wrenching parts of the world...it really is amazing to read about.  I found myself thinking about the book when I was not reading it and was anxious to be able to pick it up again.  This one is a must read and will give you insight into a part of the world that so many of us know very little about.  An educating, interesting and thought provoking read.  Two thumbs up!


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I am so pleased to tell you that Harper Perennial is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of this riveting read. Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...

13 comments:

Heather said...

I'd have to say somewhere in Europe like Italy.
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Gina said...

Any island!!! Would love Greece!!!

jenzen69 said...

definitely Israel
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cindy said...

I think in Italy.

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heinzmom at hotmail dot com said...

i think scottland or maybe sweden.. heinzmom at hotmail dot com

corey1971 said...

Africa

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Robin said...

Europe or China
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♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

Russia maybe :)

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Gale said...

Asia...I would love to experience that culture first hand (been lucky to experience that culture 2nd hand through my roommates). Or Washington, just to be able to ask some good political questions.

Crib Couture said...

Germany, especially with all the old castles. cribcouture@yahoo.com

Jessica Peeling said...

Anywhere in Europe!

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Mercedes said...

I'd love to be a correspondent in Scotland. That's where my roots are, and I'd like to see what's going on there today.

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Marci J said...

Italy - Rome or Venice